The Webcomic Beacon webcomic podcast is looking to expand its monthly programming, beyond it’s normal Sunday broadcasts. The Sunday, topical shows will continue as normal. We are looking to supplement them with “off-schedule” episodes that can be scheduled more flexibly with all parties. These may only have 1-2 of the main hosts, as well as possible new co-hosts, specifically for these new shows. The plan is to have at least 1-2 additional shows a month, sometimes referred to “minisodes” as they are planned to be half the time of the normal Sunday shows.
We are looking potential, dedicated persons that could contribute. We are primarily looking for people interested in podcasting, but we are considering blog writers as well. We are looking to add programming such as:
- Webcomic community & industry news.
This would be from independent data gathering and/or commenting on (and crediting) existing news reports.
- Spotlighting more creators
We we may not have time to schedule for a Sunday show, or when a shorter show would be more appropriate.
- New segments
Have an idea for a podcast, but maybe not enough for a whole show? Or just an idea for a monthly/bi-monthly segment? Maybe we can work something out!
- Expanding beyond webcomics themselves
There is a lot of creativity online, and it’s not just in webcomics. Without changing the show’s core programming, we are willing to look into other creative realms. The Webcomic Beacon has always been about webcomics, but really it’s been about getting out there and being creative, and doing what you want to do.
We may select portions of submitted recordings for our main episodes. We may also post recordings, whole or in-part, as separate, non-episode posts or content. Recordings may also find themselves on free sampler MP3 CDs we give away at times. If you have your own podcast or website, but would like added exposure, we may like to play samples of your recordings on an episode or non-episode post. Of course, linking back to the source(s) for full coverage.
Is this a paying gig? HAHAHAHAHA!!! We don’t even get paid! The Webcomic Beacon is funded very slightly from ads and sponsorships, but mostly out of pocket. Those interested in being apart of the team should have a passion of their own for webcomics. Credit and links are the minimum that we can oblige. Other aspects like press privileges, will be included when possible, as available.
Further questions can be directed here.
Additional discussion and ideas will pop up in the comments.